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Pokemon Go: Which Pokemon have unique dual typings?

Published: 30/Jun/2020 23:00

by Paul Cot


A Pokemon’s type is of vital importance in the world of Pokemon. Here we take a look at which species have a unique typing.

These dual Pokemon will be looked at through the lens of Pokemon Go. So, any ‘mons that are currently unreleased in the mobile game won’t be included.

However, we also won’t include any species we know share a dual typing with Pokemon from generations five or above. By that logic, the Heracross line from Gen 2 won’t be included as there is also a bug/fighting type in Gen 7 – the Buzzwole line.

List of Pokemon with unique dual types

The following Pokemon all have a dual typing that no other species can claim:

  • Bibarel – normal/water
  • Heatran – fire/steel
  • Empoleon – water/steel
  • Chinchou, Lantern – electric/water
  • Stunfisk – electric/ground
  • Alolan Raichu – electric/psychic
  • Snover, Abomasnow – grass/ice
  • Torterra – grass/ground
  • Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine – ice/ground
  • Froslass – ghost/ice
  • Sneasel, Weavile – dark/ice
  • Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Sandslash – ice/steel
  • Alolan Ninetales – ice/fairy
  • Croagunk, Toxicroak – fighting/poison
  • Zubat, Golbat, Crobat – flying/poison
  • Galarian Weezing – fairy/poison
  • Baltoy, Claydol – ground/psychic
  • Togetic, Togekiss – flying/fairy
  • Alolan Geodude, Alolan Graveler, Alolan Golem – rock/electric
  • Lileep, Cradily – grass/rock
  • Terrakion – fighting/rock
  • Tyranitar – dark/rock
  • Shedinja – bug/ghost

Best dual typings – which have double resistances?

There are certainly a few takeaways from this list. In any Pokemon battle you want to have as few weaknesses and as much resistance as possible.


The Gen 4 legend has a fascinating dual typing in fire and steel. Fire is a weakness of steel but having both of them removes it.

However, this now makes it extra vulnerable to ground attacks. They will do 256% of their usual damage so it goes without saying to avoid them at all costs.

Steel types are generally highly sought after in battles as they have so many resistances – 11 in total. While Heatran’s typing reduces that number, it does increase the amount of double resistances it has.

It has six double resistances – bug, fairy, grass, ice, poison and steel – which to our knowledge is an unbeaten amount. That alone should make you think very hard about getting Heatran on your team as soon as possible.


Laturn may not be close to Heatran in terms of power and stature but is another interesting dual typing. This alleviates two of these types traditional weaknesses – electric and ice, leaving just grass and ground.

It also has double resistance to steel (which can always prove useful in Pokemon Go) alongside fire, flying, ice and water attacks. Lanturn isn’t strong enough to compete anywhere but Great League in GO Battle League which unfortunately negates the impressive advantage it has over steel types. These are more commonly seen in the higher tier leagues.

Togekiss Type
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Togekiss has so much going for it in Pokemon Go!


Much has been made of Togekiss’ surprising strength in GO Battle League. It even made our guide on how to defeat the toughest species in Pokemon Go.

Part of its appeal is its dual typing of fairy and flying. While this does leave it with five weaknesses in electric, ice, poison, rock and steel, it does have six resistances, four of which are double. Bug, dragon, fighting and ground moves will all do only 39% of their normal damage.

When you compare this to a pure fairy type such as Clefable, it becomes very apparent just how useful a dual typing of fairy and flying is.

Alolan Sandslash

The Alolan form of Sandslash is a Pokemon that often flies under the radar. It is a dual ice and steel type.

Pure ice types on their own aren’t particularly desirable. Their only resistance is ice moves while remaining weak to fighting, fire, rock and steel.

However, when you combine steel and ice together, it becomes a far better option. You get nine resistances, of which ice and poison are doubly resistant.

In addition to this, you take away a weakness, although this does come at the expense of fire and fighting becoming doubly strong against it. Alolan Sandslash can certainly be considered as an option but its max CP puts at an awkward place between Great and Ultra League.

There will be plenty more unique dual types to consider as more generations are added to Pokemon Go.


How to get Calyrex and Glastrier/Spectrier in the Crown Tundra DLC

Published: 23/Oct/2020 9:35

by Paul Cot


Pokemon Sword and Shield’s the Crown Tundra DLC is finally available which means trainers can get their hands on the region’s featured Legendary Pokemon, Calyrex.

Calyrex ruled all of Galar throughout ancient times, so it’s safe to say the King Pokemon will be a fantastic addition to your Pokedex. It may not appear strong at just 1.1 meters tall and 7.7kg in weight but it is highly intelligent.

In fact, it is so clever that it’s said to see every past, present, and future event. Let’s break down how to encounter Calyrex in the Crown Tundra.

Calyrex Shiny Lock
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Calyrex is the featured Legendary Pokemon of the new Crown Tundra DLC…

Calyrex location

Finding The King Pokemon is a several step process. Firstly, you’ll need to get to the point of the Crown Tundra story where you obtain the Legendary Clues in Peony’s house. This is located in Freezington.

From there pick up the Wooden Crown which can be found in his living room. By sheer coincidence (or not), there is a statue just outside where the aforementioned Crown fits like a glove. This is a statue of Calyrex (without its crown) sitting on what is either Glastrier or Spectrier. Put the crown on this statue.

This will cause Calyrex to appear which will result in a battle. The dual grass and psychic-type is relatively easy to defeat.

Following this, it will want you to interact with various NPCs in Freezington to find out whether members of the community remember it for its plentiful harvest.

Calyrex will share more about its history telling you about its loyal steed – Glastrier or Spectrier (more on that below). As part of the story, you’re required to buy some Carrot Seeds.

Again, coincidentally, a NPC is selling them right by the previous NPCs. This will cost 8 Dynite Ore.

To have this amount you will have needed to have successfully won your first Dynamax Adventure. If you haven’t, you’ll need to go back and do so.

Calyrex will then want you to choose between two locations to grow the carrots. One of them is a plot of land by gravestones and the other is in a field of “pristine snow”.

Glastrier and Spectrier

This is where the other Legendary Pokemon from the Crown Tundra come into play. Spectrier and Glastrier are Horse Pokemon with different typings.

The former is a ghost-type while the latter is ice. Therefore, it will come as no surprise Calyrex summons Spectrier when you plant the Carrot Seeds by the gravestones and Glastrier when planted by the pristine snow.

Whichever one you choose will result in you battling it back in Freezington. When you defeat it, you will obtain a tuft of Mane Hair.

This will then be used to construct the Reins of Unity. To do that you’ll need to talk to Calyrex (again) – at this point, you’re getting to know each other well – and it will give you the Radiant Petal. Take both of these to the Mayor’s House and Peony will give you the Reins of Unity.

Now you can make your way to the Crown Shrine which is located at the top of the Crown Tundra. Calyrex will be waiting for you.

Place the Carrot in the Shrine and either Spectrier or Glastrier will come for it. Calyrex will take this opportunity to jump on it. After seemingly taming it, the two fuse together to create the Shadow Rider or Ice Rider fusion forms.

Calyrex Glastrier
Calyrex fuses with Glastrier/Spectrier when it jumps on it and tames it…

Reins of Unity

Now Calyrex’s fusion form is waiting for you to battle it (and capture). Although you can battle it as many times as you want, it’s probably wise to save it beforehand to avoid having to get all the way back up to the Crown Shrine.

It can be difficult to capture, so make sure you have a relatively strong team and a lot of PokeBalls. Unfortunately, Calyrex is one of the few Pokemon that are Shiny locked in the Crown Tundra, so don’t waste your time soft resetting, a Shiny isn’t going to happen!

When you do capture Calyrex’s in its Shadow or Ice Rider form, you can actually use the Reins of Unity to separate the two Pokemon. This results in two Pokedex entries!

For those asking whether you can catch both Glastrier and Spectrier, no you can’t, at least not on the same save file. The process of capturing Calyrex sounds long-winded, but it’s actually pretty simple and is naturally achieved by going through the story.